New Hampshire Elections Key Votes

Chamber

Keyword Search

Search string must be longer than 3 characters.

Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

For more information about the legislative process, see here.


results per page:
Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 21, 2022 NH SB 418 Requires That First-Time Voters Without ID Use Affidavit Ballots "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (180 - 154)
March 31, 2022 NH SB 418 Requires That First-Time Voters Without ID Use Affidavit Ballots "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 11)
Feb. 16, 2022 NH HB 50 Establishes State House District Boundaries "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
Jan. 5, 2022 NH HB 50 Establishes State House District Boundaries "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (186 - 168)
April 8, 2021 NH HB 523 Requires Those who Register to Vote and Don't Have Identification to be Photographed "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (197 - 172)
April 8, 2021 NH HB 285 Limits the Process of Verifying Local Voter Checklists by the Secretary of State "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (199 - 172)
April 8, 2021 NH HB 98 Establishes a New Date for the State Primary Bill Passed - House (195 - 174)
April 8, 2021 NH HB 292 Requires Voters Verify Their Identity in Order to Receive an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - House (198 - 174)
March 4, 2021 NH SB 54 Establishes New Requirements for Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
July 1, 2020 NH HB 1672 Authorizes Voting by Mail in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Concurrence Vote Passed - House (195 - 130)
June 29, 2020 NH SB 7 Establishes the "Secure Modern Accurate Registration Technology (SMART) Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (15 - 9)
June 16, 2020 NH HB 1672 Authorizes Voting by Mail in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
Jan. 8, 2020 NH HB 506 Authorizes Employees Time to Vote Bill Passed - House (186 - 173)
Sept. 18, 2019 NH HB 706 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Veto Override Failed - House (227 - 145)
June 27, 2019 NH HB 315 Repeals Participation in Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program Conference Report Adopted - House (203 - 142)
June 27, 2019 NH HB 315 Repeals Participation in Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
May 30, 2019 NH HB 651 Authorizes the Use of Campaign Funds for Child Care Expenses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 9)
May 30, 2019 NH HB 611 Increases Access to Absentee Voting "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 11)
May 30, 2019 NH HB 105 Repeals State Photo Identification Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
March 28, 2019 NH SB 67 Amends Definition of Resident and Residency "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
March 28, 2019 NH SB 156 Establishes Limits to Election Contributions by Limited Liability Corporations (13 - 11)
March 28, 2019 NH SB 156 Establishes Limits to Election Contributions by Limited Liability Corporations (13 - 11)
March 7, 2019 NH HB 611 Increases Access to Absentee Voting "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (198 - 163)
March 7, 2019 NH HB 105 Repeals State Photo Identification Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - House (209 - 155)
Feb. 28, 2019 NH HB 706 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (218 - 123)
May 2, 2018 NH HB 1264 Amends Residency Definiton "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
March 6, 2018 NH HB 1264 Amends Residency Definiton "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (171 - 144)
Jan. 3, 2018 NH HB 372 Amends Definition of Residency for Voting Purposes "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 9)
June 1, 2017 NH SB 3 Establishes New Voter Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (191 - 162)
March 28, 2017 NH SB 3 Establishes New Voter Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 9)
Jan. 21, 2016 NH SB 4 Requires an Individual to Live in the State for 30 Days to be Eligible to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 11)
June 3, 2015 NH SB 179 Amends Residency Requirement for Voter Eligibility Bill Passed - House (211 - 145)
March 26, 2015 NH SB 179 Amends Residency Requirement for Voter Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 10)
May 22, 2014 NH SB 120 Requires Certain Political Organizations to Disclose Individual Contributors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (12 - 11)
May 14, 2014 NH SB 120 Requires Certain Political Organizations to Disclose Individual Contributors Bill Passed - House (186 - 119)
June 27, 2012 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (232 - 110)
June 27, 2012 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (231 - 112)
June 27, 2012 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
June 27, 2012 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
June 6, 2012 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 5)
June 6, 2012 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6)
June 6, 2012 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (255 - 103)
June 6, 2012 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (260 - 101)
April 11, 2012 NH SB 202 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (239 - 95)
March 28, 2012 NH HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - Senate (17 - 7)
March 28, 2012 NH HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - House (246 - 112)
March 21, 2012 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 5)
March 7, 2012 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
Sept. 7, 2011 NH SB 129 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 17)
March 30, 2011 NH SB 129 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 6)
June 2, 2010 NH HB 1459 Campaign Finance Amendments Conference Report Rejected - House (135 - 184)
June 2, 2010 NH HB 1459 Campaign Finance Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
Feb. 7, 2008 NH SB 436 Reducing the Voting Age for Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 6)
April 13, 2006 NH HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 9)
Feb. 1, 2006 NH HB 621 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions by Lobbyists "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Failed - House (168 - 169)
Feb. 1, 2006 NH HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - House (211 - 149)
Feb. 1, 2006 NH HB 621 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions by Lobbyists Bill Passed - House (198 - 144)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/21 SB 418 Requires That First-Time Voters Without ID Use Affidavit Ballots "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (180 - 154)
3/31 SB 418 Requires That First-Time Voters Without ID Use Affidavit Ballots "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 11)
2/16 HB 50 Establishes State House District Boundaries "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
1/05 HB 50 Establishes State House District Boundaries "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (186 - 168)
4/08 HB 523 Requires Those who Register to Vote and Don't Have Identification to be Photographed "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (197 - 172)
4/08 HB 285 Limits the Process of Verifying Local Voter Checklists by the Secretary of State "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (199 - 172)
4/08 HB 98 Establishes a New Date for the State Primary Bill Passed - House (195 - 174)
4/08 HB 292 Requires Voters Verify Their Identity in Order to Receive an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - House (198 - 174)
3/04 SB 54 Establishes New Requirements for Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
7/01 HB 1672 Authorizes Voting by Mail in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Concurrence Vote Passed - House (195 - 130)
6/29 SB 7 Establishes the "Secure Modern Accurate Registration Technology (SMART) Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (15 - 9)
6/16 HB 1672 Authorizes Voting by Mail in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
1/08 HB 506 Authorizes Employees Time to Vote Bill Passed - House (186 - 173)
9/18 HB 706 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Veto Override Failed - House (227 - 145)
6/27 HB 315 Repeals Participation in Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program Conference Report Adopted - House (203 - 142)
6/27 HB 315 Repeals Participation in Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
5/30 HB 651 Authorizes the Use of Campaign Funds for Child Care Expenses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 9)
5/30 HB 611 Increases Access to Absentee Voting "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 11)
5/30 HB 105 Repeals State Photo Identification Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
3/28 SB 67 Amends Definition of Resident and Residency "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
3/28 SB 156 Establishes Limits to Election Contributions by Limited Liability Corporations (13 - 11)
3/28 SB 156 Establishes Limits to Election Contributions by Limited Liability Corporations (13 - 11)
3/07 HB 611 Increases Access to Absentee Voting "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (198 - 163)
3/07 HB 105 Repeals State Photo Identification Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - House (209 - 155)
2/28 HB 706 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (218 - 123)
5/02 HB 1264 Amends Residency Definiton "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
3/06 HB 1264 Amends Residency Definiton "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (171 - 144)
1/03 HB 372 Amends Definition of Residency for Voting Purposes "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 9)
6/01 SB 3 Establishes New Voter Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (191 - 162)
3/28 SB 3 Establishes New Voter Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 9)
1/21 SB 4 Requires an Individual to Live in the State for 30 Days to be Eligible to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 11)
6/03 SB 179 Amends Residency Requirement for Voter Eligibility Bill Passed - House (211 - 145)
3/26 SB 179 Amends Residency Requirement for Voter Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 10)
5/22 SB 120 Requires Certain Political Organizations to Disclose Individual Contributors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (12 - 11)
5/14 SB 120 Requires Certain Political Organizations to Disclose Individual Contributors Bill Passed - House (186 - 119)
6/27 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (232 - 110)
6/27 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (231 - 112)
6/27 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
6/27 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
6/06 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 5)
6/06 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6)
6/06 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (255 - 103)
6/06 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (260 - 101)
4/11 SB 202 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (239 - 95)
3/28 HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - Senate (17 - 7)
3/28 HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - House (246 - 112)
3/21 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 5)
3/07 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
9/07 SB 129 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 17)
3/30 SB 129 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 6)
6/02 HB 1459 Campaign Finance Amendments Conference Report Rejected - House (135 - 184)
6/02 HB 1459 Campaign Finance Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
2/07 SB 436 Reducing the Voting Age for Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 6)
4/13 HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 9)
2/01 HB 621 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions by Lobbyists "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Failed - House (168 - 169)
2/01 HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - House (211 - 149)
2/01 HB 621 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions by Lobbyists Bill Passed - House (198 - 144)

arrow_upward